Questions related to Asthma Management
Antihistamines block the actions of histamine and also have effects on inflammation which is independent of histamine-H(1)-receptor antagonism. Many physicians prescribe antihistamines for asthma patients. However, recent studies have shown that controlling allergic rhinitis with antihistamines has a small, indirect effect in improving asthma symptoms.
There are several papers addressing asthma management self-efficacy (confidence) among nurses specifically, and other health care providers generally. However, trying to get in contact with them to obtain theses validated tools but could not get a response.
"Developing a scale to measure self-efficacy on asthma teaching for health care providers"
"Asthma management efficacy of school nurses in Taiwan"
These are some of those papers. Can anyone assist me to obtain the tool? and getting in contact with those authors
I am looking for a tool that will assist in exploring school nurses needs, roles, functions, and responsibilities in relation to asthma management?
Can anyone recommend a tool?
Asthma medications are classified as " reliever" and "controller" medications.
Is asthma management always a combination of the two types?
I am looking into the compliance rate of asthma action plans in the pediatric patient population. How useful are they. Are there results from focus groups regarding asthma action plans?
In asthmatic children whose symptoms are uncontrolled on standard doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), guidelines recommend to either increase the ICS dose or to add further controller medication, e.g. a long acting beta-agonist (LABA)
Is it important to follow the stepwise approach in treating Adults and children with asthma which almost all international guidelines recommend, or is it ok to change it around if you see that it works best!
In addition, In Bahrain, in the primary health care setting precisly, physicians tend to 'skip' starting with mono therapy (ICS) and start directly with combination Tx like seretide Diskus, patients find it easier to use and they get better on so many levels,, so is that ok?
I have observed patients with bronchial asthma, be initially treated with budesonide which after a period of use becomes ineffective. They are then switched over to formoterol for a while and eventually to salmeterol. What will they be treated with after salmeterol?
Fixed airflow obstruction is a clinical subtype or phenotype of Difficult-to-treat Asthma. Is there any specific spirometry criteria on which we can tell of having fixed air-flow limitation in Asthma?
In the case where one does not have adrenaline available, how effective is Iv aminophylline? What are other alternatives?